Start Date: January 19th, 2008 7:00 AM
End Date: January 21st, 2008 3:00 PM
Meeting Point for Drop-off and Pickup: Carmenita Middle School
Location: Topock Gorge Canoe Trip
Organizer: Jerkwater Canoe & Kayak Co., camping at Moabi Regional Park
Forms Needes: Troop 693 Permission Slip
Coordinator: Terrie Botello-Hofmann
Cost: $90 per scout (includes: 2 nights camping, canoe, transportation, and meals)
Last Date to Signup: January 7th, 2008
Things to bring: Camping Checklist, Whitewater Rafting Checklist
We will arrive at Moabi Regional Park Saturday, January 19th and set up camp. Early Sunday morning we will depart from Park Moabi for a 17 mile paddle to Castle Rock. Topock Gorge is a wilderness area, home to abundant species of birds (many of them quite rare) and seldom seen wildlife. Bighorn sheep live in the Gorge and come down to the water to drink and watch you make your way downriver. An important archaeological site, easily accessible from the River, contains a superb collection of ancient Indian petroglyphs or “rock writing”.
(Remember to bring your cameras)
As a special feature we have included an extra touch that will sure to please you. During the paddle we will stop for a Paddler’s Picnic Lunch and when returning from Castle Rock we will stop for a Western Bar-b-que. Bring your appetite for your choice of generously portioned top sirloin steak or baked chicken also included a baked potato, ranch beans, garlic cheese bread, salad, and a beverage.
This is a Moderate to Strenuous paddle, no white water, and great for first timers.